It is no secret by now that I am a fan of Hollywood and pretty much everything that happens there. I was introduced to movies at the ripe old age of three when my mother and my aunt took me to see Love At First Bite, which apparently I greatly enjoyed while eating my popcorn and my “Three Musk of Tears”.
What I am not a fan of, however, is when Hollywood takes a classic and then attempts to modernize it in what they like to call a remake.
See, as a blossoming pre-teen in the state of Texas, nothing thrilled me more than the movie Footloose. The Footloose of 1984, I mean. You know–*the* Footloose. If you didn’t see that movie and instantly fall in love with Kevin Bacon and the soundtrack, then I am thinking you need to watch it again. Because, y’all, honestly, that movie is the greatest.
So, imagine my shock when my grown-up self was sitting in a dark movie theater and a preview came on for a little film called Footloose. But not *my* Footloose. Oh no, this was a new, flashy, updated version. I wept silently in my seat for the pre-teen me and the impending end of the world of movies as we know them.
What would be next? A remake of Dirty Dancing?
Apparently, though, the new version of Footloose is actually really good. So, I hear anyway. Obviously, I have not seen it. I swore on my poster of Kevin Bacon from Teen Beat magazine circa 1985 that I would not do that to him.
So tell me, Dose Peeps, am I wrong? Did I miss the boat by passing up the new version, or does the Ashley of yesteryear know best?
Would you rather watch Footloose from 1984 or Footloose from 2011?